Eucatex The World Leader In Hardwood Panels

Eucatex is a worldwide provider of building materials, furniture panels, lumber, and plywood. It is headquartered in São Paulo Brazil. The company was started in 1951 and their current president is Flavio Maluf. Their claim to fame is that all their building products are manufactured using tropical hardwood, primarily the Eucalyptus. While many other companies also provide tropical hardwoods to the building market, many of the competitors of Eucatex are known for their lack of concern for the tropical environment. Eucatex, on the other hand, has broken ranks with these companies by openly recognizing and practicing sustainable growth practices of its hardwoods. To that end, Eucatex has invested in maintaining a sizable forest preserve of Eucalyptus hardwood trees and an active seeding program to promote their sustainability.

Much of this company philosophy is due to the leadership of the company’s current CEO Flavio Maluf. Flavio’s family has been a part of Eucatex since the beginning and after his university training as a mechanical engineer, he was appointed its CEO in 1996, and has risen to become one of Brazil’s most prominent businessmen.  Flavio is known for commenting on financial issues of the day.. In addition to excelling in business, his website indicates Flavio has also had a successful family life. He is married to his wife Jackie and the couple has three children. He is also involved in charitable ventures involving maternity centers and hospitals designed to improve health care services for the underprivileged. He is also responsible for upgrading the company’s product line which now includes paint and latex finishes for its hardwood panels. Because of these new products, the company spends a great deal of time and money to ensure that their coating selections offer much more than one might expect from a simple paint. Over the years, their paint and latex products have become a natural extension of the other products that they were already offering to their customers. The new coatings also come in a wide variety of hues and textures. The company’s website even has an ambiance simulator that can show customers what these new coatings will look like before the customer buys them.

Flavio Maluf is well known for providing his commentary on financial matters.  He’s also counted on when a major merger happens, like the recent between Dupont and Dow, and Flavio was called upon to break down exactly what was happening for everybody.

Eucatex hardwood furniture panels have many applications and are used to manufacture not only residential and commercial furniture but also bathroom cabinets, kitchens, bedrooms, and even office furniture. The company’s specialty panels are also known for their smooth upper surfaces and are used in residential and even office furniture. They are also used in flooring and furniture backs and drawers because of the furniture panels great surface resistant to abrasion and impacts.

In 2011, Eucatex celebrated its 60th anniversary of being a market leader and worldwide manufacturer of laminated flooring, specialty wall dividers, doors, and medium density fiberboard panels. and complementary paints and varnishes. Operating from Brazil It is currently responsible for exporting its product line to over 35 countries in the world. It also and owns four modern manufacturing facilities.
Eucatex uses eucalyptus to manufacture most of its building products and paneling. It has been recognized by the Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, for taking the initiative in ensuring the conservation of forests.

Freedompop Still Poking The Tigers

FreedomPop calls themselves a new kind of telecom business. Since 2011, FreedomPop has been in the business of providing free and low-cost cellular phone service. In 2012, they introduced their free broadband internet service. This move was a mighty shock to Time Warner, AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon. Steven Stokols, FreedomPop’s CEO, characterized the major broadband providers as pillaging their customers. For heavier data users, plans are 80% cheaper at FreedomPop than DSL or broadband.

The company’s stated mission is to provide fast and free mobile service to all Americans. Their customers have responded by telling all their friends. As a start-up, the company still relies on word of mouth advertising, customer to customer, according to Re/code.net. This has worked well for them,.

Recently, they raised $50 million in funding. Some of this money will be used for an improved customer service platform. Much of their initial funding was provided by Skype’s Atomico, Mangrove Capital, and DCM. The company intends to offer free mobile services the same way Spotify does free music and Skype offers free voice.

Now, as a new service, they will be selling hotspots for travelers for $50 a month. The hotspot enables internet access any place where service is difficult to obtain. The established internet companies charge high rates for roaming, so this will be a major boon for travelers.

20 Flavors Of Beneful Chopped Blends Premium Dog Food

When I went to work a few weeks ago my friend in the office told me that he started feeding his dog premium dog food, and I asked him why. He told me about some article he found from the Daily Herald that talked about how premium dog food companies have all these quality control measures in place to make sure that they are delivering the best foods to dogs. I couldn’t take his word for it because I wanted to make sure that I saw the information for myself. He sent me the article, and I was blown away by the information that I read. I can only buy premium dog food for my dog from this point on.
Buying Premium Shows You Care About Your Dog
We do a lot around our house to show how much we love our dog. We groom her, and we buy the comfiest beds on the market to make sure that she is enjoying her life. We go on walks all the time, so I know she is getting good exercise. We never really put a lot of thought into the foods that we were feeding her until we read that article. Ever since we started thinking about how important nutrition is, we started reading the bags at the pet store. We ended up deciding to buy Beneful on Amazon for her. She loves the flavors that Beneful comes in. She especially loves the Chopped Blends wet food that Beneful makes for dogs. My Dog likes the Chopped Blends made with real chicken the best, but we still have so many other flavors to try, so who knows which type will be her favorite. I think we’ll try the salmon kind next. If you are like me and would like to see the article for yourself, then look at this url: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151122/business/151129983/

Dr. Sergio Cortes Leading The Way In The Fight Against The Zika Virus

Every expectant mother is riddled with concerns regarding the health of her unborn child. Her greatest fear is that something might happen that would affect the developing fetus in utero that could result in complications during labor or in long-term birth defects.

In the tragic case of Marilia Lima; civil servant, sociologist and lawyer from Brazil, these fears have become a grim reality after the birth of her son Arthur.

Suffering from microcephaly, a disorder that has been connected to the little-known Zika Virus, Arthur was born with a small head and severe brain damage. He is continually fretful, difficult to placate and is riddled with health problems ranging from his eyesight to the use of of limbs and he is unable to properly nurse.

In an interview with Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, contributor for National Public Radio, Lima says, “It’s still something that doesn’t feel real to me yet, but I am at the point where I can’t think. I just have to act. I have to take care of him, look after all his needs.”

Even more unfortunate, Arthur is only one out of an estimated 3,500 other children that have been diagnosed with microcephaly since May of 2015.

Due to the recent epidemic of Dengue and negligence on the part of several health officials, Zika has been allowed to spread rapidly presenting an alarming concern to citizens of Brazil and more than a dozen other countries. This is why Dr. Sergio Cortes, CMO Chief Medical Officer Executive Director of Rede D’Or São Luiz, is working to educate and inform people as to how to properly differentiate between the viruses.

Thanks to Dr. Sergio Cortes’ findings that have been reported on this Dino.com.br article it has been discovered that the Aedes Aegypti, or yellow fever mosquito, is not only a transmitter for Dengue but also the Zika and Chikungunya viruses.

Although the symptoms of the diseases are very similar there are some distinct differences that Dr. Sergio Cortes believes can discern between each disease. He has determined that high fever, body aches, and splotchy red spots on the skin are common symptoms but muscle soreness and pain behind the eyes seem to be exclusive markings of Dengue; while itchy, red eyes are characteristics of the Zika Virus and joint pains are signs of Chikungunya.

While there is not any vaccine or known treatment for the Zika Virus, an antidote is being developed by the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo to combat the disease. Currently it is in the second stage of research but Dr. Sergio Cortes reports that the drug is expected to pass to the third stage to be manufactured on an industrial scale soon. Dr. Sergio Cortes can be followed on LinkedIn and Twitter and reports his research on his website.

No Cell Phone Company Can Beat FreedomPop’s Prices

AT&T and Verizon are well-known cell phone companies that have great service, but who know they had prices that were over $100 or more for unlimited plans? Post Bulletin featured an article about these companies bringing back unlimited plans, which they stopped doing years ago because they didn’t want to lose money. Unless a person has a plan that includes cable television or satellite TV, they couldn’t get an unlimited plan with Verizon or AT&T, and even still, the price is pretty high. Many love to use the Internet on their phone, so switching to FreedomPop may be the best choice.

It may seem difficult or too expensive to get a teenager cell phone, especially if there’s more than one teen in the household. With companies like FreedomPop, it’s possible to get each person in the household a cell phone, especially teenagers who may talk on the phone more than the average person. With FreedomPop, there is no worry about how long a teenager talks on the phone if the unlimited plan is purchased, which is only $20 monthly. With such a low-cost for the unlimited plan, there’s no worry about how long a teen stays on the phone or them going over any limits because it’s all unlimited.

Even adults may take their time on a cell phone and talk for many hours, so it’s a good idea to get everyone in the home the unlimited plan for only $20 a month. Even if every person in the household gets an unlimited plan, five people will only pay $100, which is what a single person may pay for a single cell phone plan with any other service provider. FreedomPop can easily save anyone money, especially a family with several people, so why not choose FreedomPop over any other service provider?

For those who are interested, FreedomPop also offers Internet service for the home or office as well as unlimited Wi-Fi service for a low-cost of only five dollars per month. Those who start off with the FreedomPop cell phone plan may be so satisfied that they choose to look into the other plans that FreedomPop has available, which is completely understandable.

Stephen Murray: How To Select A Good Private Equity Investment Firm

Are you in search of a private equity investment firm? Looking for the most reliable company that offers investment services in the private equity arena? If you are a beginning investor or if you are simply looking for information on how to get into the investment field, look no further than Stephen Murray CCMP Capital.

CCMP Capital is a private equity firm which specializes in buyout and development equity transactions. The firm invests in retail, consumer and services; energy; healthcare infrastructure; media and telecom; industrial; and financial services sectors. Stephen Murray CCMP Capital prefers to make investments in Europe, North America, Asia, and Latin America.

There are many investment firms out there offering a vast range of financial services and investment solutions but you need to keep in mind that not all of these firms can meet your needs. It is imperative that you research the various companies and services that they offer before making a decision.

Investing is a very complex area of the financial services industry, and only knowledgeable professionals possess the skills to advise and guide you properly. That’s where Stephen Murray CCMP Capital on blogs.wsj comes in. The company has been in business for many years and only hire the best professionals available. They offer services that help clients reach their financial and investment goals.

When you consult with a financial services or an investment professional, you will be required to provide them with details of your financial situation and your expectations. The professionals will go over every detail with you and determine the best option for you.

It is important to consider factors such as reputation, reliability and experience. With Stephen Murray CCMP Capital, you do not need to worry about these because the company comes highly recommended in the industry. All you need to do, is get in touch with their office and they will walk you through the entire process of registering as a their client. They have a lot of information on their website for those who want to learn more about the many benefits of choosing CCMP Capital as their investment firm.

Stephen Murray was a private equity investor as well as a philanthropist. He was the President and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital. Mr Murray was also a founding partner of CCMP, and he worked hard to ensure the growth and success of the company. He was a renowned investor and lots of businesspeople and companies all over the world have actually benefited immensely from the outstanding services of Stephen Murray. He passed away on March 12. He was 52.

Jon Urbana’s Life through the Lens

Who is Jon Urbana? Jon is a multi-faceted human being with a multitude of talents and passions. He is a musician, an athlete, a philanthropist, a photographer and videographer, and an entrepreneur. For a more detailed description of Jon and his many interests you can visit his about.me profile or watch the accompanying video.


Amongst all the things Jon Urbana participates in, he has a wonderfully designed WordPress blog that he publishes on quite frequently. There he expresses his passions through great photography, music, video’s, and writing’s about his passions.

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A specific post on his blog that is worthy of mention is this incredible high definition shot of the most delicious and rustic looking coffee beans. It’s titled “brew me, please

Another post that catches the eye is this fantastic video of a short and amazingly produced film called “The boy with a camera for a face” This is a stunning piece of art made by an inspiring film producer. It’s a whimsical and fun short film about a boy who was born with a camera as a face.


Jon’s food photography is incredible also and he catches the most amazing angles and high definition shots of food. One of these food pictures that inspires a desire for fresh and organic vegetables is entitled “colors“. It’s a wonderfully photographed piece of outdoor art that captures the incredible colors that a bright parachute can express.

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One video on his Vimeo account captures a time-lapse of a stadium, and the imagination and sends you to the far east and makes you want to explore the eastern world in search of incredible spices and chilies. This post is entitled “Untitled“.

On a post entitled “Libations” he takes a great shot of a classic cocktail and gives a shout out to a great new restaurant in Kalamazoo.

New York Real Estate in 2015 – Setting Records all around

Various elements influence how the real estate market performs. Sometimes the market is down and other times, it enjoys a good run. An article in the New York Times took a look at the performance of real estate in New York City in 2015. From the article, it is clear that 2015 was the year that New York real estate prices went up with some record breaking sales. Shaun Osher, the CEO of Core, a brokerage firm, said, “We shattered just about very record…” and said 2015 was the year of the big sale.

Luxury Neighborhoods

New York real estate offers numerous luxury residence choices with projects like 520 Park, 432 Park, 220 Central Park South, and 56 Leonard. A Triplex in Central Park South bought for $200 million by Hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin, will double the current record and become the most expensive single residence in the nation after the close of the deal.

One57

Different parts of New York saw some big sales with the largest sale (7th in the country) being of a penthouse in the One57 skyscraper that cost $100.47 million. The Extell development project also saw some other big sales like that of a 6-bedroom residence, known as the Winter Garden, at a price of $91.54 million, which is the city’s second most expensive. An apartment on the 86th floor sold for $47.37 to Guoqin Chen, of Hainan Airlines. One57 is undoubtedly making a name as a desirable investment choice for foreigners.

Condo Sales

There are also some records in condos such as the sale of the penthouse on the 78th floor South Tower of the Time Warner Center for $50.92 million. The same unit sold for $37.5 million in 2009. Two apartments sold for $45 million and $35 million at 202-unit 15 in Central Park West. A Triplex in 1 East 62nd Street belonging to the late Joan Rivers sold for $28 million

Co-ops and Townhouses

Co-ops and Townhouses were not left behind with the record-breaking purchase of an 834th Fifth Avenue duplex at $77.5 million. The previous record was for $71.28 million. For townhouses, the most expensive was for $37 million.

Getting a Piece of NYC through Town Residential

In the NYT article, Pamela Liebman, CEO of Corcoran Group, says that sales of luxury residences will increase with continued demand for NY real estate. Town Residential is one of the real estate firms to look at for luxury homes. Town Residential handles marketing, leasing and sale of developments.

Since 2010, the firm has made it possible for buyers to find the most luxurious units in different part of NY City.

New Dog Food Inventions are Leading the Way

When it comes to new technologies, you rarely think of dog food as the industry that is seizing on these new technologies to create new products. However, it is altogether true. Dog food manufacturers are embracing new technologies to create better and more specialized products for their customers and this article will outline how this is being done to benefit customers. One brand, Beneful, has been creative in how they are providing specialized products to dog owners. Beneful is allowing their customers to cater to their pets by using individual meal plans for their dogs that are customized by their owners. The technology used is the internet and new customization software and logistical processes that allow their customers to select the individual products that are going into to their dog food. This innovation by Beneful is particularly useful for dogs that are picky eaters or who suffer from food allergies. Dog owners can choose ingredients that do not disturb their dogs and this new innovation can be incredibly beneficial to dogs and provide for more comfortable and healthy lives. Other brands like Cesar Home Delights are using technologies to make human like foods more tasty to dogs. Examples are offerings such as lasagna and beef stroganoff that are similar to human foods and therefore make people feel as if their pets are a part of their family. While the idea of giving dogs lasagna may not be as logical as Beneful’s innovative and revolutionary products, Cesar Home Delights is clearly banking on this strategy to provide innovative products to their customers. There is a lot at stake in these new technologies. The pet food industry is almost $24 billion in sales in the United States and there is much jockeying for the premium food market by the various brands. The premium dog food market is continuing to grow and is now over $10 billion in size in the United States. Other companies who don’t have as innovative products as

New York Real Estate Can Be Luxurious And Budget Friendly

It’s almost unbelievable to know that Manhattan now has a high vacancy rate, which has reached 2.87%. Zero Hedge has reported this information on their website, and the information proves to be very valuable. With many skeptics speculating that the high vacancies are due to rent increases that have been constant over the years, as well as the unwillingness to spend money by those who have it, this may drive only certain sets of people to seek out homes in Manhattan.

The easiest way to bypass all the problems that occur when looking for a home in New York City is by delegating all one’s problems to a real estate agent. Why spend so much time looking for a home in New York City apartments for rent when it’s possible to work, spend time with the family and enjoy life while someone else does the work? A real estate agent will take all the time necessary to find a new home for their client, and at the end of the day the client will end up happy.

The company of Town Residential has a handle on many great properties in New York City, and some of the locations are absolutely breathtaking. Those who really want to live in the heart of New York City and around all the things that are happening will want to look at some of the homes that Town Residential is offering. The homes are extremely luxurious, and some of the homes are unique and one-of-a-kind.

Those that are looking for something different in New York City can easily find it with Town Residential, but going to any other real estate agency may possibly lead to disappointment. Town Residential also has a website that features most of their properties, and just a few minutes on the website is all it takes for a person to see how many great properties they have. The Town Residential agents can be contacted through the company, and when the agent starts working for their clients, they’ll quickly be able to find them a home in New York City that they’ll love.